DOD, State, USAID say 'enough' to wartime contracting reforms

Three agencies have implemented some of the recommendations of the Wartime Contracting Commission, but now say they don't want to do more. Some senators are considering making it mandatory.

Jaime Gracia

Technology offers no silver bullet

Technology implemented without rethinking processes won't solve much, writes consultant Jaime Gracia.

GSA says integrated acquisition site is fixed

System for Award Management is back online.

House passes government charge card rules

House lawmakers made some changes to a Senate bill that puts more controls on the use of government charge cards.

GSA's new award-management system offline right after launch

Taken down because of performance issues, GSA's new SAM site is scheduled to be back Aug. 6.

Should VA's company database go governmentwide?

VA has a database of verified companies owned by veterans. Other agencies could take advantage of that resource, GAO says.

Congressman: GSA officials absent from hearing 'have ducked'

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee expects to have GSA testifying about its spending choices, but the invited officials are not saying no.

Networx transition deemed nearly complete

Almost 99 percent of services have moved to the Networx program, according to a GSA official.

House considers purchase card oversight bill

Lawmakers want more record-keeping rules on the federal employees who have government credit cards.

EPA, GAO spar on IT cost estimates

GAO concludes that EPA estimates for an IT project lacked supporting documentation, but the environmental agency is objecting to the audit's findings.

Agencies weak on estimating IT costs, GAO finds

Ineffective policies on gathering cost information boost the chances of overspending, missed deadlines and performance problems, GAO finds.

GSA admits demand-based model no 'silver bullet'

GSA is instituting the Demand Based Model to align its resources with areas of greatest need, but admits it isn't a full solution for the Schedules program.

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